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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 12, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 20',
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"Why, I supposed you would be
glad to have her co-operation as to
the trousseau . and the wedding ar
"Why!" gasped the petrified Ina,
"didn't you disctiargesine this morn
ing?" "What's that? Me? Ha, ha, ho,
ho! Bless me, my dear young lady!
Whatever put that into your head? I
simply suggested' that, as you were
going to beqpme our daughter, it was
best that you exchange office life for
the home. Yes, Indeed just so!"
And, despite the fact that he was
not entirely tilling the truth, there
was such a kind; fatherly look in his
good-natured 'eyes, that Ina did not
have the heart to gainsay him.
o o "
"I AM SORRY, BUT 1 NEVER HAD
$4 SHOES," SHE SAID
Olympia, Wash. Her blue eyes
Amusedly? Perhaps. More likely
she smiled because it was such an
odd question to ask her.
"I am sorry," she said, "that I can't
answer that question. You see, I
never had a pair of $4 shoes in my
Young, flaxen-haired Hilda O'Con
nor, a SeattleJaundry girl, was asked,
at the minimum wage conference
held here recently if one $4 pair of
shoes wouldn't last as long as two
For that is the 'sort of talk that
comes up at these discussions.
On how little can a working girl
live?" How niuch is the least she can
pay for her lunches and not starve?
What is the least expensive clothing
she can wear and not go ragged?
When the shoe question came up,
Mrs." O'Connor said the laundry girls
required three $3 pairs of shoes a
year. One of the employers said $2
shoes were good enough. Another
suggested that one $4 pair would take
the place of two $2.50 or $3 pairs and
thus the minimum cost of shoes could
"Isn't that so?" be asked Mrs.
But how could she know anything
about $4 shoes? She never had a
For ten years she has been working
at a mangle, in the steaming hot
room, ironing and pressing. She is
now experienced in laundry work.
And she gets $9 a week.
As well ask her if she has found
yachting as expensive as automobil
ing as to ask her about such "lux
uries" as $4 shoes!
Line a medium-sized piepan with a
crust of rich pastry. To two cups of
cherries, after pitting, add two-thirds
of a cup of sugar, one teaspoonful of
cornstarch and a pinch of salt Put
in the crust and dot with a little but
ter. Wet the edges of the bottom
crust. Pinch down tightly, brush the
top with a little milk, and bake in a
quick oven twenty minutes. Take
from the oven, sift powdered sugar
over the top and serve warm.
A common brass cuphook, such as
is used in china cabinets and on cup
racks, can easily be screwed into ,the
end of a broom handle, making an in
expensive and handy broom hanger.